The Torna Fort trek is a weekend trek near Pune. We do the Torna Fort trek in an unconventional way combining the trek to Rajgad Fort as well. It is a two-day trek which can be done by beginners as well as experienced trekkers. To enjoy the beauty of this trek to the fullest one should do this trek under the moonlight. The top of the Torna Fort and Rajgad Fort offers exceptional views of the Sahyadri mountains. The trail of the trek is mostly green with some rocky patches. The Macchi cliffs surround this fort and are splendid to look at. Located in the Pune district the Rajgad Fort means King of all forts where Shivaji Maharaj had spent a significant amount of time. Famously known for its sophisticated construction layout, the Rajgad Fort can be divided into 4 parts based on terrain and fortification. The Torna Fort is the highest point in the Pune district. Also known as Prachangad, the Torna Fort is rich in history and has a temple at the top. This trek to these two forts is a treat to any adventure and nature lover who wish to explore this part of the Western Ghats. Stay on this page for more information on this trek - FAQs, Itinerary, etc.
Vehle Village to Torna Fort
This day starts early, as we reach the Vehle village which is the base village of this trek. After the group gathers here we have a breakfast and leave by 10 am. The trek towards the Torna fort is easy with a few rocky patched in between. Halfway through the trek, we stop for some rest. We start moving after 10 - 15 minutes of rest and reach the Torna Fort by 4 pm. We set up our camps and explore the fort. After enjoying the sunset view, we will have dinner and retire to our tents.
Torna Fort to Vehle Village
Our goal will be to reach the base village Vehle by lunch, therefore after breakfast around 8 am we start tracing our steps towards the village. We will reach Vehle by lunch. After having lunch at a local restaurant we will board our buses to Pune.
The Torna Fort trek combined with Rajgad Fort is an easy trek and is good for both beginners as well as experienced trekkers. Located in the Pune district this is a perfect weekend trek near Mumbai and Pune. This trek gives you beautiful views of the Sahyadris taking you to the highest fort trek in Pune, Torna Fort. Even though it is an easy trek good physical fitness is needed to undertake this trek. Enjoy the surreal expanses of greenery along with a chance to learn camping and trekking etiquettes in the wilderness.
Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although one is required to have mental preparedness and stamina before he begins the trek. Running exercise is recommended.
The winter and the monsoon months are the best seasons to explore this trail. However, during the monsoons, it gets difficult to explore the entire fort and enjoy the views due to heavy mist.
1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.
1. How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
2. How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.
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The base of the trek is the Gunjavane Village located 58 km from Pune and 194 km from Mumbai. Both are well connected by regular trains and buses. One can hire a private taxi to reach Gunjavane as well.
Intermittent cellular network on trekking days.
The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors aged between 9 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.
Accommodation on trek days is in tents on a twin sharing basis.
We use four-season Gipfel tents and sleeping bags. If you carry your own sleeping bag, you will get a cashback reward, provided that you inform us as soon as you have booked your trek.
Toilet tents will be provided to you on the trek.These are portable toilets tents where a deep pit will be dug. A shovel will be provided inside the tent to cover the waste after you have made your business. You can take a toilet roll inside. Make sure you dig used toilet paper along with the waste. Though water is recommended in place of toilet paper. Please refrain from using wet wipes as they are non-biodegradable. There will be no facility for bathing on the trek. Go through our blog section for tips on how to maintain personal hygiene on treks.
There will be no snow on this trek.
Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.
You can rent the following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack
Monsoon season will see a significant amount of rainfall with temperatures ranging from 30 to 20 degree celsius. Winter months will be much cooler with temperatures dropping down to as low as 10 degrees at night.
No, there will be no snow on this trek.
No, there is no option to offload your backpack.
A team of participant will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have a certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.
No, trekking pole is not necessary.
It is recommended that you come prepared with all the stuff. Please do not leave anything for last-minute buying.
Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing tent with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.
Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.
You will be picked up from Pune and dropped at Pune.
Expect to reach Pune by late evening.
No mandatory documents are required for the trek.
Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.
For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.
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